The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) secured their 6th victory in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after beating the Mumbai Indians (MI) by 3 runs on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Rahul Tripathi’s blistering 76(44) powered SRH to 193/6 before Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fantastic wicket-maiden penultimate over ensured a three-run victory.
Chasing 194 to win, MI openers – Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got off to a strong start after the MI skipper clubbed three sixes inside the powerplay.
Kishan complimented the MI skipper well with four fours and MI were 51/0 at the end of 6 overs.
17 runs were conceded in the 9th over, bowled by Umran Malik and MI were cruising at 89/0 at the halfway stage. Washington Sundar provided the opening breakthrough for SRH after Rohit holed out to the deep.
Both set batters were dismissed after Umran Malik dimissed Kishan in the second over of his spell.
Malik claimed two more wickets in the 15th over and the equation was down to 67 off 30 as both Tilak Varma and Daniel Sams were back in the hut.
Tristan Stubbs was run out in the 17th over but Tim David kept MI’s chances alive in the chase as they required 45 off 18 deliveries.
David clobbered 4 sixes in the 18th over but was run-out on the final delivery. SRH successfully defended the target and secured a 3-run victory after Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an outstanding wicket-maiden penultimate over.
Earlier, SRH, who were put in to bat first, made two changes – Priyam Garg and Fazal Farooqi were named in the eleven.
MI dismissed Abhishek Sharma early in the innings after the opener miscued a shot and was caught by Markande. Rahul Tripathi was up and away with two fours. Both – Tripathi and Garg dispatched a six each and SRH were 57/1 at the end of the powerplay.
The fifty partnership was up for the duo as the 8th over, bowled by Sanjay Yadav, produced 15 runs.
Ramandeep Singh put an end to the dangerous 78-run partnership after taking a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Garg.
Tripathi kept the runs ticking and was joined by Pooran , who crunched consecutive sixes against Riley Meredith.
Tripathi reached his third half-century of the season and the fifty partnership was up for the third wicket as SRH were 148/2 after 15 overs.
Meredith dismissed Pooran for 38 after the left-handed batter was caught by Markande, who took an outstanding catch in the outfield.
Ramandeep Singh claimed two more wickets to dismiss Tripathi and Markram in the 18th over. Bumrah castled Sundar on the final delivery but SRH finished with a first innings total of 193/6.
Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 193/6 (Rahul Tripathi 76, Priyam Garg 42; Ramandeep Singh 3-20) beat Mumbai Indians 190/7 (Rohit Sharma 48, Tim David 46; Umran Malik 3-23) by 3 runs.